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Pechota, Damion; Pingel, Sarah; Smillie, Siri; Dachelet, Karole; Keily, Tom – Education Commission of the States, 2019
In today's evolving economy, state policymakers, education leaders, workforce system leaders and employers are all looking for opportunities to meet rapidly changing workforce needs. Economists project that shortages of workers with postsecondary education -- some college, an associate degree, bachelor's degree or higher -- could lead to nearly…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Policy Formation, Education Work Relationship
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Twalo, Thembinkosi – Educational Action Research, 2019
The knowledge value chain has multiple stakeholders such as researchers and policy-makers. These are conventionally knowledge producers and knowledge users, respectively. Knowledge producers and knowledge users sometimes have conflicting interests, expectations, concerns, and priorities. To mitigate these differences, one of the strategies used is…
Descriptors: Researchers, Policy Formation, Action Research, Power Structure
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Vargas-Barón, Emily; Diehl, Kristel – Childhood Education, 2018
Children who are well nurtured, appropriately cared for, and provided with positive learning opportunities in their early years have a better chance of becoming healthy and productive citizens of nations and of the world. This article reviews the art and science of policy planning for early childhood development (ECD) from a diplomacy perspective.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
OECD Publishing, 2018
The world of work is changing. Digitalisation, deepening globalisation and population ageing are having a profound impact on the type and quality of jobs that are available and the skills required to perform them. To what extent individuals, firms and economies can harness the benefits of these changes critically depends on the readiness of adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Job Skills, Adult Learning
OECD Publishing, 2018
The costs of persistent misalignment between the supply and demand for skills are substantial, ranging from lost wages for workers to lower productivity for firms and countries. Addressing skills imbalances has become a pressing priority as OECD governments reflect on the implications of technological progress, digitalisation, demographic change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Skill Development, Alignment (Education)
Lester, Patrick – Online Submission, 2018
Persistently low-performing schools have been repeatedly targeted for comprehensive reform for more than two decades, usually with poor results. These efforts have suffered, however, because they were often poorly implemented or insufficiently grounded in rigorous research. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), enacted in 2015, provides a…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Turnbull, Rud; Stowe, Matthew J. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This article describes a 12-step model that can be used for policy analysis. The model encompasses policy development, implementation, and evaluation; takes into account structural foundations of policy; addresses both legal formalism and legal realism; demonstrates contextual sensitivity; and addresses application issues and different…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Policy Analysis, Models
OECD Publishing, 2016
Digitalisation, globalisation, demographic shifts and other changes in work organisation are constantly reshaping skill needs. This can lead to persistent skill shortages and mismatch which are costly for individuals, firms and society in terms of lost wages and lower productivity and growth. These costs can be reduced through better assessment…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Skill Analysis, Needs Assessment, Labor Market
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Casto, Hope; McGrath, Brian; Sipple, John W.; Todd, Liz – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
This paper advances the theoretical and applied connection between education policy and community development. We call this community-aware education policy, and it is based on Dean's (2012) conception of human need that is thick (i.e., accounts for a relational context), rather than relying solely on a thin conception (i.e., instrumental view…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Community Development, Policy Analysis, Policy Formation
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Gallagher, James J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
In this article, James J. Gallagher proposes that understanding the political issues and the debate surrounding the education of gifted students is based on the recognition that education policy (including rules, regulations, financial allocations, etc.) reflects social policy. Hence, society prioritizes needs so that the most important of these…
Descriptors: Gifted, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Resources
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Maguire, Sue – Educational Research, 2015
Background: The UK, like most countries across Europe and other advanced economies, has experienced an alarming rise in the levels of young people (aged between 16 and 24 years) who are detached from both the labour market and the education and training system. In the UK, there are nearly a million 16-24-year-olds who are recorded as being not in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Problems, Adolescents, Young Adults
West Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2014
The West Comprehensive Center (WCC) is working with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), the Nevada Department of Education (NDE), and the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) to assist districts and schools that are implementing activities to improve outcomes for Indian students. As a first step, WCC staff reviewed state and national law,…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, State Legislation, Federal Legislation, Laws
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Akey, Terri; Hodara, Michelle; Morse, Les; Rosselli, Hilda; Finkelstein, Neal – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The purpose of this panel is to discuss how researchers and policymakers work together in two Regional Education Laboratory (REL) research alliances to develop research agendas aimed at changing policy and practice and to provide practical lessons for researchers about the challenges and solutions to working in a research alliance context. The…
Descriptors: Researchers, Partnerships in Education, Educational Research, Educational Policy
O'Brien, Melody F.; Rossmiller, Susan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This project examined the training needs of school board members in the state of Missouri. Of the 520 school districts in Missouri, 382 are members of the Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA). The school board members of the MSBA schools were surveyed in this project. Data was gathered relating to the training needs of board members with 1 to…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Leadership Training, School Administration, Needs Assessment
Rossmiller, Susan; O'Brien, Melody F. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This project examined the training needs of school board members in the state of Missouri. Of the 520 school districts in Missouri, 382 are members of the Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA). The school board members of the MSBA schools were surveyed in this project. Data was gathered relating to the training needs of board members with 1 to…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Leadership Training, School Administration, Needs Assessment
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